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Sanders, Francis Edward Townsend; Tinker, P. B.; Mosse, Barbara
626pp.Tail of spine bumped.
Academic Press, 1975, Cloth, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: Poor. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0126183503
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Inventory #16676
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.38 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Olson, G.N.
The close of the 20th century saw a remarkably high incidence of bank distress and insolvency. This book seeks to identify the causes of this ongoing financial crisis and to draw lessons for the future, with the aim of assisting developed, transition and emerging economies alike to better cope with future crises. "Banks in Distress" takes as its focus the major financial system crisis experienced by the US in the 1980s, reviewing the evolution of the US banking system and the legislative, regulatory, and monetary policies of the 1980s which set the stage for the crises that followed. The author argues that the financial difficulties in the US, and to some extent the rest of the world, were largely precipitated and exacerbated by government intervention into the American domestic economy through uncoordinated monetary and fiscal policy, as well as the uncoordinated enactment of regulatory, supervisory and enforcement legislation and policy. The book in particular examines the importance of asset valuation, asset value inflation and deflation, and capital adequacy for banking and financial services organizations, an understanding of which is crucial to the development of a coherent regulatory framework. The author considers what can be learned from the US experience and suggests the need for significant changes in the banking law and policy of most developed and emerging economies, arguing that a stable and workable financial system requires transparent, co-ordinated and proactive governmental policies in the banking, fiscal, monetary and national economic areas. 338pp.
Kluwer Law International, 2000, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9041197877
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Inventory #15439
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.06 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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Williamson, Moncrieff; Harris, Robert
N.B. Edges and corners of covers rubbed. Corners creased. Reading creases to spine. 144pp. Includes an inventory of some of Robert Harris' work by The Robert Harris Inventory Confederation Art Gallery, Charlottetown.
The National Gallery of Canada, 1973, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0888842457
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Inventory #23784
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Rajadhon, Phya Anuman
36pp.
The Fine Arts Department, 1972, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Fifth Edition. . 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall.
ISBN:
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Inventory #26729
Price: £ 6.00 GBP ($ 7.82 approx. - € 6.63 approx.)
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Hambright, K. D.; Ragep, F. J.; Ginat, Joseph
"Water in the Middle East" presents historical and cross-cultural perspectives on water and conflict, prospects for future cooperation in the water arena among Middle Eastern countries, the political economy of water and technical solutions to water shortages in the Jordan Valley, and the relationships among water, agriculture, and environmental sustainability. Through case studies and essays, natural and social scientific water experts from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and the United States examine: The role of water in Middle East conflicts and the possibility of regional solutions to water scarcity requiring cooperation among states; Long-term prospects of various aquifers and other fresh-water sources, including desalination; current and future environmental deterioration of water resources; Breakthroughs and developments increasing regional agricultural productivity, depending less on high-quality waters while turning to lower quality resources, such as recycled and brackish waters; alternatives to current water-usage patterns, particularly with regard to agriculture and the possibility of redirecting water to tourism and other economic sectors. While this book highlights the complexities pertaining to regional water scarcity and inequitable distribution, the contributors offer no definitive conclusions or facile solutions; yet there is a broad consensus that regional solutions to maximize water resources must be pursued even as desalination becomes more viable both from technical/economic standpoints. The continuing deterioration of existing water supplies in terms of quantity and quality mandate that any solution must be achieved within a political/social framework of peace, enlightened economic policies, and the application of technical solutions that take due account of environmental concerns.249pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2006, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1845191226
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Inventory #17817
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 32.58 approx. - € 27.63 approx.)
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